Police raids lead to arrests in Kettering and Wellingborough

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Another 19 arrests have been made following raids to tackle serious acquisitive crime in the county.

Officers across Northamptonshire are clamping down on offenders who break into people’s homes and vehicles to steal valuables as part of Operation Guardian.

Departments across the force are implementing plans to disrupt offenders.

Recent activity includes curfew checks, dedicated patrols, stop searches, warrants and arrests – tactics which are an integral part of the day-to-day business for Northamptonshire Police.

Last week saw good results, particularly relating to arresting offenders on suspicion of burglary and vehicle crime, which fall under the umbrella of ‘serious acquisitive crime’.

Operation Guardian lead, Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Blatchly, said: “A total of 19 arrests were made relating to serious acquisitive crime last week and a number of warrants were executed in Northampton, Kettering and Wellingborough.

“These resulted in drugs, fake currency and stolen property being recovered.

“Prison visits also proved beneficial with three further offences relating to serious acquisitive crime being detected.

“We are also working with bordering forces to tackle vehicle crime.

“We will continue to carry out enforcement activity to target those that we believe might be committing these offences, as well as engaging with local communities about ways people can prevent themselves from becoming a victim of burglary or vehicle crime.”